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Re: Win2k + Linux
nobody could have described better....
both the methods described work perfectly fine, using lilo or NTLDR....
i guess u better go in for NTLDR as winduhs might b ur primary OS...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaswinder Singh Kohli" <linux4jal@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-delhi] Win2k + Linux
: Here is a really long, so take time and read carefully and understand it
: before doing anything.
: Q. Want a dual boot system with 2k and Linux.
: So lets begin. Here are the steps some detailed and some in brief, out
: of them
: what you don't understand mail me.
: 1. W2k has its own boot loader NTLDR, and Linux has a lot of 'em.
: 2. NTLDR usually gets installed in the partition's starting bytes
: instead of
: In my case which was a long long time ago. with win98, w2k, Linux.
: it was
: Just try to figure out your boot.ini, NTLDR where are they.
: 3. When you install linux. install it on MBR but then you will have to
: go thru
: 2 bootloaders everytime you boot 2k, but if you wanna go that way
: don't wanna use any
: options while loading 2k, better change the tmeout value to 0 or
: value.Give lilo the partition of your choice that is onb ehich the
: 2k is
: It will just pass the control to the nt loader. and from there on
: the NT
: will will boot.
: IT IS BETTER NOT TO DISTURB NTLDR SO USE THIS WAY.
: AND AT TIME OF INSTALLATION DON'T INSTALL LILO ON """""MBR""""".
: 4. The other way is installing LILO not onto MBR but on the partition
: linux is installed and
: don't do that at install time as then you won't be able to get into
: with boot floppies. if you have RH
: with debian you can use the cd's to pass the command line
: parameteres to
: Linux kernel and you can get into
: Linux( RH CD's dont support this).
: After u are in, If you have installed the LILO on MBR. remove "lilo
: command without quotes.
: Change the lilo.conf file
: the line with boot=/dev/hdaX where X is your boot partition.
: Run Lilo as "lilo"
: 5. NTLDR uses the bootsectors of OSes to boot as a file. So now you
: need to
: have the
: Linux bootsector as a file availiable to NTLDR.
: Now something about bootsector-- it is 512 bytes in size and is
: found in
: the starting of the
: booting partition.
: Here our boot partition is is hdaX where lilo is installed.
: 6. Lets make it a file. with command that follows
: dd if=/dev/hdaX of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
: lets analyze the above command
: dd can be taken as diskdupe or is a raw disk copying program.
: if ==> Specify the input file ( Here the input file is out
: partition hdaX)
: of ==> Output file (Here we need the bootsector in a file so
: output file so it is bootsect.lnx)
: bs ==> Transfer these much bytes at a time ir read 512 bytes
: write 512 bytes at a single instance.( Here we
: need only 512 bytes so set size as 512.)
: count => How many times repeat the above command(Here count
: =1 says
: that read and write 512 bytes only 1 time).
: Just copy this file bootsect.lnx to floppy dont use linux NTFS driver to
: onto NTFS part., as it is in beta so may corrupt
: ure filesystem. so reboot into 2k, and edit boot.ini file as follows if
: it is
: FAT so copy that to 2k partition and edit the
: boot.ini file as folows --:
: add a line under
: [operating systems] can be last
: Z:\bootsect.lnx="This is my comment for Linux"
: where the Z: is boot drive where boot.ini and bootsect.lnx and other
: files are
: reboot tye system and The Linux entry will show up and urew done so
: any comments please send it to me. jskohli@xxxxxxx
: Ajay Kumar wrote:
: > Hi friends,
: > I have IBM Netfinity 5600 server and I want to make it both a Win2k
: > and Linux server dual boot.
: > (I am already using Winnt 4.0 + Red Hat Linux KDE desktop on some other
: > machine. )
: > Is it possibe that Firstly I install Win2k and than install Red Hat 7.o
: > server. Is they both participate in my existing Win2k Lan.
: > Regards
: > Ajay Kumar
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: Jaswinder Singh Kohli
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